Vending Machine Gross Item of the Week Awards
Welcome to another amazing week of hurricanes, winter registration and gross vending machine food! This week’s fine fare is another trek back down memory lane and into mom’s kitchen with an item you’re sure to have eaten when you were just a young whippersnapper! This week I give you…
I’m not sure of the origin of the cheesie Joe, and frankly, I’m too lazy to look it up. But somewhere in civilized society someone put ground beef (or some other type of mystery meat) in a sauce and poured it over a bun and people freaked out and there was mass culinary hysteria! The cheese Joe (or sloppy Joe) was born and people everywhere took part, often with tater tots or some other unique side dish. In the culinary world, it was a good day and the kitchen would never be the same. The fact that our comrades in Warren, Ohio have found a way to bring this to our local vending machine just reinforces their desire to bring us delectable comfort foods in a nice, compact travel size! Bravo, Warren, Bravo!
Wine Pairing: Our cheesie Joe would be greatly enhanced (and possibly palatable) with the 7 Deadly Zins Zinfandel. Plums, pepper, blueberry and cinnamon flavors make the experience of this delightful wine and sandwich pairing just right!
Beer Pairing: This week’s beer is Moose Drool beer from Big Sky Brewing. Just the name of this beer might be grosser than this week’s sandwich, but this brown ale might just be mighty enough to go head to head with our cheesie Joe.
So, whether you’re riding out the storm, or doing battle with online registration, consider this week’s fine comfort food item and embrace the culinary genius that is the cheesy Joe! You might just go back for seconds!